Bio: Wen-Qing Li

I am Assistant Professor of dermatology and epidemiology in Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. I am also a founding member of the Clinical and Translational Research Program in Department of Dermatology, Brown University.

I received my PhD in epidemiology and biostatistics from Peking University, China, in July 2010. During my PhD training, I visited Tohoku University, Japan, as a Hoshino fellow on nutritional epidemiology. I then joined Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in late August, 2010, as a dermatoepidemiology research fellow. I then transited to Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute for two years, where my interests focused on the gene-environment interaction in the etiology and prevention of skin cancers and gastrointestinal cancers. I joined Brown University on Apr 1, 2014 as Assistant Professor.

Thus far, I have published 86 publications in SCI-indexed journals and authored two books. Besides, I also authored more than 40 other publications (publications in Chinese or abstracts) and I was awarded the Career Development Award of Dermatology Foundation, Richard B. Salomon Faculty Research Award of Brown University, Distinguished Scientist Award of the Chinese Students and Scholar Association, National Institutes of Health, and the Research Grant Award of National Rosacea Society.

With my expertise in both genetic/molecular epidemiology and traditional epidemiology, Wenqing is working on the environmental risk factors and gene-environment interaction in skin cancer and skin diseases.

In my spare time, I like to travel with my wife and my young boy. Museums are always our favorite.